Alexandroupolis, Greece – American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC) recently supported the deployment of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade (1ACB) and the redeployment of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade (1CAB) on the M/V ARC Independence as part of the NATO exercises known as Operation Atlantic Resolve. The discharge of the Fort Hood-based 1ACB consisted of 693 units, which included 46 helicopters. As soon as the last piece of 1ACB cargo was discharged, loading operations then commenced on the 1CAB load of 263 units, including 27 helicopters. The 1CAB cargo will be discharged in Corpus Christi, Texas and moved from there to its home station of Fort Riley, Kansas.
Both cargo operations were managed by the Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command’s Transportation Corps Eastern Mediterranean / Greece Detachment. The Director of the Detachment, Andre Cameron commented, “port operations at Alexandroupolis continue to give us an opportunity to showcase joint cooperation in support of Atlantic Resolve, further bolstering the stage for future requirements on this strategic power projection platform. The impressive Herculean efforts showcased by all teams to include the M/V ARC Independence team resulted in a safe, successful and historic port operation.”
ARC provides Government Services including global logistics and shipping services. ARC and its U.S. affiliates own and manage the largest U.S.-flag roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) fleet. This includes providing American-owned, managed, and crewed Ro-Ro shipping and intermodal services committed to the requirements of the Department of Defense, other U.S. Government departments and agencies, and commercial customers.